Interview with Sahar Mirhadi

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Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Sahar Mirhadi: I having been gigging solidly since May with an average 3-4 gigs a week and getting myself out there!

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Sahar Mirhadi: It has lots of energy and I attempt to de-mystify things with the bluntness of a hippo in a pink tutu. I look and discuss issues surrounding my life and body, random observations and dispelling myths about my Iranian heritage. I keep it a little crude with references to breasts, hair and orgasms! That way you can cater to all tastes!

Interview with Elena Kombou

Elena Kombou

Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Elena Kombou: I started stand up at the end of October 2010, so about one year and two months. It’s something I wanted to do for ages and I started writing material when I was in my teens but was too nervous and too worried that I wouldn’t get any laughs and then that would ruin comedy for me forever so I kept putting it off.  It was going to the Edinburgh Festival last year that gave me the kick I needed to do it.  I enjoyed the festival but wanted to be more than just a member of audience and promised myself that the next year I’d be there as a performer.

Interview with Raoul Malhotra

Image of Raoul MalhotraComedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Raoul Malhotra: My first gig was at school when I was 16 (now I’m 20), but I do stand up quite infrequently so it wouldn’t really be fair to say I’ve done it for four years. I’ve done gigs ranging from crowd sizes of 10 to 200, and have had a great time performing

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Raoul Malhotra: You wouldn’t like it if you’re easily offended. My favourite topics tend to be doing racial stuff, and doing impressions of accents, but at the same time I like to broaden my material so there will be some current affairs related political banter too. I’m always a bit paranoid of being a one-trick pony, so I try to find a good balance between intelligent, thought provoking punchlines, and jokes about sex and shit.

Interview with Mikey Bharj

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Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Mikey Bharj: I’ve been actively gigging for 6 months now, but to be honest I started the stand up comedy game when I was 11. So I spent my teen years performing the occasional comedy gig in proper adult comedy clubs. It was a great experience for me, because I got to meet my favorite comedians and ask them all the advice I wanted.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Mikey Bharj: As a kid I grew up watching a lot of television and films. So over the years I have acquired a variety of popular references and voices I like to bring on stage. So you could say, I make satirical observations about the world. Also oddly enough, I’m half Indian and half Jamaican. So depending on the occasion I will joke about that.

Interview with Patrick Magee

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Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Patrick Magee: Since 2005. My friend Dan was running a room as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival and he asked me if I wanted to have a go. I’d come straight from doing a play and so I was caked in clown make-up and completely unrecognisable. Which was good, because my jokes were absolutely terrible; if memory serves, I had a long routine about a sentient cummerbund that married a tie. I’ve been doing it on and off since then, but I really want to concentrate on it now I’ve moved to London.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Patrick Magee: It’s mainly about things that annoy me. For a long time I wanted to write really killer one-liners and knockout gags, but they always seem to get more of a groan than a laugh. Now I concentrate on taking down those sections of society that really deserve it, like high-spirited children and Noel Faulkner.

Interview with Joz Norris

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Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Joz Norris: My first gig was about three years ago at the Queen Charlotte pub in Norwich, for Laugh Out Loud, the student comedy club at UEA. Over the next two years, I worked closely with LOL and ended up co-running it myself for a year or so. It was all very amateur, and we only gigged once a month to an audience of predominantly our friends and fellow students, although I did occasionally branch out into other comedy nights in Norwich. I always loved doing it though, so I eventually made the decision to move to London and try to start working on the London circuit, which is altogether a more serious and full-on thing in comparison. I’ve been gigging in London and trying to make a career of it for about eight months now.

Interview with Liam Newman

“One thing to gain from performing is that it opens your eyes. I now look at the world differently and am constantly on the search for material whether it be through first hand experience or from people watching/stalking. It also means that moments that previously would’ve been considered low points are now a cause for…